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Nov 16, 2006 08:59 PM

Chestnuts in Seattle -- Where to go for a good value?

I've purchased them at the Ballard Market ($5.99/lb), and I know they are all around this time of year, but where should one go in Seattle to find a good value on chestnuts? I'm wanting to roast some this winter. Your thoughts will be appreciated!

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  1. Daynared -
    Try in front of Uwajimaya. They're already roasted, but they might sell unroasted. I shop at a fruit and vegetable market in the ID - across the street from Kowloon restaurant on Jackson, where they might have them. There are a few really great markets in the ID and I'm sure you could find them there. GL.

    1. As a variation, glazed chestnuts (marron glace) are available at some of the better chocolate shops around Seattle

      1. Check out PFI, they sometimes have them this time of year.

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        1. re: mrnelso

          I can confirm, PFI has them for $4.99/lb, or did as of Saturday.

          1. re: terrier

            Ancient thread, new question.
            Is there local availability of a Chestnut called Marroni?
            (BTW $5.95 seems about the going rate in 2009)

        2. They also roast them outside Central Market. You might see if they sell them unroasted.

          1. Tader Joe on Queen Anne (and likely everywhere) had them this evening for about 5 or 6 dollars for a one pound bag.